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 Pope Francis bids farewell to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as he prepares to leave after his visit to Ireland. Photograph:  WMOF2018/Maxwell Photography via Getty Images

Every Catholic parish in Dublin has been asked to set time aside in November to reflect on what it really means to be Christian. In his first public(...)

Pope Francis lights a candle as he visits the Knock shrine on Sunday. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/Pool photo via AP

After as good a summer as most of us can remember, the day dawned with misty rain and a stiff breeze which left many early arrivals to see Pope Franci(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he hoped Pope Francis would ‘speak frankly about our past but also about our future’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors is too small and not robust enough, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. The commissio(...)

Defendants on trial for the murder of a woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in eastern China in 2014. Her attackers claimed she was a demon when she refused to hand over her mobile phone.

China has put leading members of a banned religious group, the Church of Almighty God, also known as Eastern Lightning, on trial as part of a major cr(...)

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrating the result of the abortion referendum in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

Catholics and Protestants must unite to oppose the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, a public meeting in Derry has been told. “We can’t d(...)

Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the pre-season match against San Jose Earthquakes at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Photo: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Luke Shaw is honest regarding the criticism he attracts for perceived weight issues. Speaking at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills, where Manchester(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said concerning clerical child sex-abuse scandals that young people’s “disgust at what happened is deep-rooted”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Catholicism today is “foreign” to young people and needs to wake up to the situation, according to Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. “Chan(...)

Former president Mary McAleese has emphasised the primacy of conscience. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Church in Ireland, in which I am pleased to serve on my local parish pastoral council, has been arrogant in relation to its members and t(...)

The assembly decided same-sex couples could no longer be full members of the church, nor could their children be baptised. Photograph: Pacemaker

A total of 232 Presbyterian ministers and elders have acknowledged “the profound sense of hurt, dismay and anger” felt in the church following decisio(...)

Béatrice Dalle: ‘I don’t have a car, I don’t own my place, I don’t have a house in the country.’ Photograph: Didier Baverel/WireImage

Can it really be true, I ask Béatrice Dalle, that you seduced the English actor Rupert Everett? “Bah ouais,” she replies as we chat in a cafe near her(...)

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